Squat is a compound, full body exercise in which a person positions himself close to the ground, balancing on the front part of his feet with his legs bent under his body. The exercise primarily trains the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps femoris muscle, hamstrings and strengthens the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. Squat can also develop core strength.

Squats are typically used to hone back, thigh, and hip stability.